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The following letter, reprinted from the June 28, 1956, edition of the Eagle is said to have been written in 1863 by Bradford C. Trowbridge, father of Charles Trowbridge of John Day, to his fa…

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When World War I broke out on July 28, 1914, it was called the Great War. Later it was called the “war to end all wars.” More than 70 million military personnel were mobilized in the global conflict.

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“Stockmen are all opposed to the late grazing order,” a front-page headline in the Feb. 8, 1918, Blue Mountain Eagle announced as a long-simmering dispute over grazing on public lands in Grant…

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It was early in the third week of a rainy elk season. We always get wet in September, but this year was extremely wet.

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Chelsea McDaniel thinks the unicorn bull that came running right at her last year might have been a sign from heaven. She had hunted elk for 18 years without success, and now a big bull was ru…

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Hunters spend a lot of time hoping. We hope we draw a tag, hope the wife lets us go, hope the weather is good and hope we can find a buck that wants to come home with us. However, you should n…

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Filling the freezer after a successful hunt is rewarding, but if you find yourself in a recipe rut, here are a few ideas to bring that bounty to the dinner table.

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When I was a young man, my father sold real estate, and every now and then, brother and I would get selected to clean up a house that was to be listed.

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When we started dating back in 2014, my wife-to-be had only once fired a gun. During that endeavor, an ex thought it would be hilarious to turn her loose, for her first time ever, with a 12 ga…

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Hard winters often play havoc with big game herds, making forage harder to find and causing deer and elk to be more vulnerable to predators as they are forced to struggle through deep snow. Fo…

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For every rifleman and hunter, there exists a certain weapon of somewhat enchanting, if not mystical, properties. This is the one they would grab if the house was on fire and let the rest go t…

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Chelsea McDaniel thinks the unicorn bull that came running right at her last year might have been a sign from heaven. She had hunted elk for 18 years without success, and now a big bull was ru…

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Make them simpler. That’s the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s aim for big game regulations for the 2019 hunting season.

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From the forest to high desert canyons, driving a peaceful loop from John Day through Izee and along the South Fork John Day River provides an array of different scenery.

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Visitors to Eastern Oregon interested in fresh fruit or even picking their own will find Thomas Orchards in Kimberly the perfect destination.

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The key to dealing with nuisance insect pests is to block their access and remove their food source. In general, that means cleaning up around the home and sealing cracks and holes in the exte…

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Improving the energy efficiency of a home can save residents thousands of dollars in the long run, but while some steps are simple and don’t even require tools, other steps may require the ass…

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It’s been more than a decade since the big cattle drives came through downtown John Day. Ranchers with divided property, such as the Holliday family, brought their cattle north from pasture la…

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Each American farmer feeds more than 144 people — a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more — and doing it better. As the world populati…

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Massage therapy has many health benefits, from general relaxation to injury recovery.

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We have entered 2018! Can you believe it?

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The unthinkable happens. You have been injured or have an illness that severely affects your ability to be independent. Now what? Well, once your doctor has cleared you after your surgery or h…

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Radiology is now the key diagnostic tool for many diseases and has an important role in monitoring treatment and predicting outcome.

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The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong lifestyle change program in which participants meet in a group with a trained lifestyle coach.

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The Blue Mountain Hospital Auxiliary is a volunteer program established to work for the benefit of the Blue Mountain Hospital and assist the various departments of the facility in any way possible.

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The Blue Mountain Healthcare Foundation is a local non-profit organization that plays a crucial role in keeping Blue Mountain Hospital one of the most modern rural hospitals in Oregon. Communi…

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According to a Swedish study published Nov. 17 in the journal Scientific Reports, owning a dog could lengthen lifespans. Physical exercise, social interaction and immunity are the benefits fro…

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All who submitted applications for the Morrow/Grant County OHV Park Special Youth Spike Only 2nd Season Elk Hunt were successful this year.